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Foil Fiesta

Fire, foil, food and fun! Try a new and easy way to cook on an open fire. Try your hand at making a foil meal, then cook it on a campfire!

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Plan

  • What meats and vegetables you want to cook?
  • When and where will you make your foil meal?
  • How will you get the ingredients? What else do you need for this Adventure?
  • Has everyone agreed on all of the details?

Do

  • Choose some tasty meats and vegetables. Make sure the veggies you choose are ones you enjoy eating cooked.
  • With help from your Scouters, prepare your meat and vegetables. Put out a selection for everyone to choose from.
  • Line some foil with cooking oil, butter or margarine.
  • Add your favourite meats and vegetables, and maybe some salt, pepper or other spices.
  • Wrap your meal up securely, then put it on your campfire’s coals or on a grill.
  • Turn it once and then let it cook a while longer (cooking times will depend on what you have in your foil, and on how hot your fire is).
  • Pull your meal from the fire, give it a few minutes to cool, and open it up and pour your meat and vegetables out your plate or bowl. Supper’s ready!

Review

  • What do you know now that you did not know before?
  • How was your foil meal?
  • How did you work as a team on this Adventure?
  • What creative approaches did you or others use?
  • What would you do differently next time?
  • How can you build on this experience?

Keep it Simple

  • Did you know you can make foil desserts? Banana boats and s’mores cones are just two examples of delicious desserts you can make with tin foil and a fire! Perfect your fire cooking skills by starting small with dessert!

Take it Further

  • What other meals could you make using this technique? Try to think of a foil breakfast, lunch and dinner and then try them out at your next camp.